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Old 08-12-2017, 07:00 AM
 
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Son in Law is being stationed at Ft.Richardson Anchorage(unaccompanied)) and we are trying to figure best ways to get my daughter and grandson out to him for a couple of visits and want to hear what others have done.I realize they will be flying but from where to where is best?
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Ted Stevens Airport in Anchorage is the only substantial commercial airport in the region.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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Depending on where your daughter will be. The Anchorage airport has most major carriers. We've bought numerous tickets from Anchorage to Atlanta and ATL to ANC for around $600 RT on Alaska. We have made the trip numerous times with Alaska every time. Flew my dad up on Delta once. Not sure what prices outnof NC are.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Agreed. Atlanta to Anchorage. I prefer Alaska Airlines, but any of the major carriers should do the trick. I believe Alaska has a Atlanta to Seattle flight where she'll connect to a Seattle to Anchorage flight.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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Agreed. Atlanta to Anchorage. I prefer Alaska Airlines, but any of the major carriers should do the trick. I believe Alaska has a Atlanta to Seattle flight where she'll connect to a Seattle to Anchorage flight.
Yep. Atlanta to Seattle or Portland on Alaska.
Delta does have a nonstop red eye. But not sure how frequent it is.
Depending on where in NC she is, Atlanta should be looked at.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I didn't know there was such a thing as an unaccompanied tour at Ft Rich! Our granddaughter married a GI from Ft Rich recently and he is there on a three year tour. And his tour started out as a three year tour as a single guy.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:02 AM
 
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I didn't know there was such a thing as an unaccompanied tour at Ft Rich! Our granddaughter married a GI from Ft Rich recently and he is there on a three year tour. And his tour started out as a three year tour as a single guy.
I think they give you the option of 1 year unaccompanied or 3 years with family. A former student of mine married a soldier. That was their option.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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I think they give you the option of 1 year unaccompanied or 3 years with family. A former student of mine married a soldier. That was their option.
Yes the Military does.My daughter and grandson are staying in NC for a few reasons.This is a three year set of orders.My daughter has a good job and they have only been in their(new) house for a little over a year and she loves it.My grandson is starting his Jr year and wants to finish his high school years here.(16 years old and has been in five different school)They all love where they live (Hope Mills NC) he was at Ft Bragg as part of the 82nd Airborne.They want to stay there so ....that is the reason for this time being "unaccompanied". His deployment is for 10 months and he ships out in mid Sept.Thanks to all for the info.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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She should also be able to do space A flights.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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She should also be able to do space A flights.

Usually dependents can't fly unaccompanied Space A. There are some exceptions, but I'm not sure they would apply in this case. The member will have to check with his command to see if this is possible.
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